Miss Winnie’s: A Restaurant that Honors a Memory

West Chester’s newest Carribbean restaurant, Miss Winnie’s Jamaican Jerk and More, honors the memory of a loved one.

From “Family Owned & Operated.”

A newcomer to the WC culinary scene, Miss Winnie’s opened this past October and is already making its mark on the borough with its delectable Caribbean cuisine. It’s run by owners/operators and father/son team, Bertie and Nick Johnston.

“We named it after my grandmother, my dad’s mother, who passed in 2014,” Nick told us. “She was a lady of the community and took care of everyone, which is what we want to continue and carry on.”

Bertie left the corporate grind for the restaurant scene. There have been some hurdles, bu working with family isn’t one of them. “We avoid a lot of those challenges, believe it or not,” Nick said. “My dad and I have always been on the same wavelength. But if I had to name one, it was getting past being father and son and getting used to being business partners. But we’re trucking along.”

As for the bonuses of family members as colleagues? “Being able to spend valuable time with a loved one,” Nick said. “And sharing the experience of building something special in memory of a great person.”